The concept is simple: Minnesota summers provide warmer temperatures which are ideal for paving because when it’s hot outside, asphalt will stay hot longer.
Why is this important?
Asphalt is produced hot and when the weather is hot, there is more time to work with the material and obtain ultimate compaction, thereby creating a higher quality product.
In a perfect setting, asphalt would always be installed when conditions are hot and dry. However, most Municipalities and General Contractors are still in the planning stages during this time of year. This inevitably pushes many paving projects into October when the daylight hours are shorter and the weather is anything but hot and dry.
If you have a paving project, don’t delay! To obtain the best price and a better lasting quality pavement, get it while it’s hot!